Kyiv (QHA) -

The leaders of other countries will be involved to the process of releasing Ukrainian hostages held in Russia, according to the Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, member of the Ukrainian Parliament Refat Chubarov.  

"We will involve other leaders of the third countries In our activities, we are already doing it in order to release everyone," Chubarov said.

Chubarov noted that this applies both to imprisoned citizens of the annexed Crimea and residents of Ukraine living in the mainland of the country.

Earlier, on October 25, Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov, two Deputy Chairmen of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people convicted in the occupied Crimea were transferred to Turkey.

The arrival of Chiygoz and Umerov to Kyiv was scheduled for October 26th, but was postponed to October 27th.

Umerov and Chiygoz arrived in Ukraine on October, 27th.

At the international Boryspil airport in Kyiv, they were met by Refat Chubarov, the Head of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and Mustafa Dzhemilev, Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for the Affairs of Crimean Tatars.

Chiygoz and Umerov held the press conference at the airport.

Later the President of Ukraine awarded Chiygoz and Umerov with Orders of Merit.

QHA